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The Fight to STOP "Card Check" Goes On


Posted by Amir Iljazi on Thursday, April 9th, 2009, 1:48 PM PERMALINK


Although Senators from both sides of the aisle including Michael Bennet (D-CO) have decided not to support EFCA (as it is written now), the fight against Card Check is by no means OVER. Today, a pro-labor group released yet another ad that is attempting to convince the Congress to pass this “power grab” for the unions blanketed under the idea of “choice” for the American worker. What is their angle this time? Demonize Wall Street as the cause for all the problems, and somehow make the connection that investors are responsible for taking away the rights of workers. 

Let’s set the record straight:
 
  • Card Check will make it tougher for any employee to make their own decisions
  • Card Check has NOTHING to do with alleged Wall Street exploitation
  • Card Check has EVERYTHING to do with an attempt at expanding union power
  • Card Check is full of harmful measures that will affect workers nationwide
  • Card Check is being driven by powerful union lobbies that own the Democratic Party
The argument against Card Check is an ongoing fight and in the past few weeks those fighting for the right of workers to make their own decisions won. Yes the attempt of the union lobby to take away the “secret ballot” has appeared to fail. However, there are numerous things wrong with Card Check that workers and legislatures MUST be reminded of everyday:
 
  • Requirement of mandatory government arbitration
  • Employers being frozen out of the ability to make staff changes
  • New businesses being discouraged from opening operations
With the legislative session on break for the holidays, The Hill reports that both sides of this fight are gearing up for what will be an extensive and extremely important debate dealing with one of the most significant, yet underreported issues in America today. The ramifications economically nationwide could be crippling if unions are allowed to coerce workers, take away employer rights, and hinder those looking to start their own businesses. Visit AWF and find out as much as you can about Card Check, and the damage it could do if signed into law.

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